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Monthly Archive: November 2004

Monday

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November 2004

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File this one in the random file

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Every now and then I come accross something that makes me glad that I am a baseball fan. Today, that something was the following news story. Since I know people are too lazy to click links, I will post the jist of the article. Soccer exec drives car onto field, tries to run over ref CHISINAU, Moldova — The chairman of a Moldovan soccer team became so incensed when a penalty kick was awarded to the opponent he drove his car onto the field and tried to run over the referee. No one was hurt, and the game was called […]

Sunday

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November 2004

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Where The Good Free Agents Will Go

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ESPN is at it again this year, posting their list of the Top 50 Free Agents on the market. If you remember last year, you would know that out of the top 50 predictions, ESPN managed to correctly pick an overwhelming 14 correctly. That is an impressive 28%. Now, if we go with baseball percentages, that’s a .280 avg. Not too bad. However, coming from a place that has unlimited sources to consult, I expect at least 40-50% accuracy. So, to show that it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict wrong, I offer you my picks as compared to […]

Sunday

14

November 2004

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Sosa

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Samuel Peralta Sosa is a jerk. He firmly believes himself to be the greatest player in the game. I do not want him to be a Cub next year. Why do I feel that way about the guy who has hit more home runs in the history of the franchise? When you’re a star in major league baseball, it’s your belief that a)you’re better than everyone else, b) that your willingness to work like a maniac that makes you that way, and c) your belief that you have to do anything you can do to push yourself beyond just better […]

Friday

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November 2004

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Highway Robbery of the Cruelest Kind

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Over the past few days, MLB has been announcing it’s yearly awards. There has been much talk about the robbery that occured to Randy Johnson. People everywhere are saying how poorly the voting was. I don’t mean to take anything away from the Big Unit, but there is another unjust vote that was far more cruel and hurtful. It occured at the end of the 2005 season in our Sim Baseball league, ISL. I run the Anaheim Angels and I had a player named Joe Thurston as my 2b for the year. Thurston was amazing as a Rookie. He made […]

Thursday

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November 2004

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Instant Replay

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There’s been a lot of talk recently about the possible implementation of instant replay in Major League Baseball. I personally like the idea of having instant replay on certain “dead ball” plays like home runs, balls that should have been called foul that were called fair, and plays where Alex Rodriguez knocks the ball out of the fielder’s glove. In fact, let’s use instant replay on every play where A-Rod is involved, and only reverse the call if it goes against him. But I also think there are many instances where instant replay just wouldn’t work. Remember in Game 5 […]